2017.08.25

News Headlines - 25 August 2017

Taiwan ex-president Ma found not guilty of leaking secrets | Taiwan News

Former President Ma Ying-jeou was found not guilty Friday of leaking confidential information during a probe into an opposition lawmaker. Appeals are still possible.
The issue goes back to August 2013, when Ma discussed allegations of influence peddling with the nation’s top prosecutor and senior government officials.

Thailand's former PM Yingluck has fled abroad: sources

Ousted former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled Thailand, sources close to her said on Friday, as the Supreme Court issued an arrest warrant after she failed to attend the court for the verdict in a negligence case brought against her by the ruling junta.

Samsung heir Lee sentenced to 5 years in prison

A Seoul court sentenced Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong to five years in prison Friday, finding him guilty of bribery, embezzlement and other charges in a massive corruption scandal that led to the ouster of former President Park Geun-hye.

Some U.S. diplomats in Cuba diagnosed with serious health conditions, medical records show - CBS News

The diplomats complained about symptoms ranging from hearing loss and nausea to headaches and balance disorders after the State Department said "incidents" began affecting them beginning in late 2016. A source familiar with these incidents says officials are investigating whether the diplomats were targets of a type of sonic attack directed at their homes, which were provided by the Cuban government. The source says reports of more attacks affecting U.S. embassy workers on the island continue.

Japan's field of dreams: school baseball teams vie for Koshien glory | The Guardian

The occasion is the final, decisive game in the national high school baseball championships. The national broadcaster NHK will screen every inning live, the victors are assured of front-page coverage in the following day’s newspapers and, for a couple of hours at least, Japan will come together in the name of amateur sport.


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